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  • Salvation Army Red Kettle 'virtual' fundraiser today

    ...- KVI's John Carlson
    Hey KVI listeners, let's all come together for a moment. The Salvation Army had to postpone its annual Red Kettle fundraiser last Spring because of the coronavirus. Since then, there’s been huge demand on their services during the pandemic, and even more during the recent wildfires. Through it all, they keep helping those who need it most. Today, they are having a "virtual" Red Kettle Luncheon, and I hope you'll join me in helping the Army by clicking on this link to generously donate.
  • Join 570 KVI for the "Your Voice, Your Choice" Virtual Town Hall

    ...- KVI Staff
    Join 570 KVI for the "Your Voice, Your Choice" Virtual Town Hall on Thursday, October 1st at 6:30 PM! Hosted by KVI's John Carlson and Kirby Wilbur, the discussion will cover the recent protests, the pandemic - and of course, the Presidential Race. Space for the free event is limited and registration is required.
  • KVI Commentary: what to make of Seattle's "Street Czar"

    ...- KVI Producer: Phil Vandervort
    Seattle is spending $150,000 for a new position, loosely designated as a "Street Czar". The man hired for that position--as the city continues to struggle with anti-police vandalism and property damage--is the driving force behind the voter approved I-940 which intends to bring more accountability to police officer involved shootings (OIS). Andre Taylor helped lead the voter approval of I-940.
  • KVI Commentary: Why Gov. Inslee is wrong about "climate fires"

    ...- KVI's John Carlson
    So Gov. Jay Inslee, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, U. S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and practically every other Democratic politician are blaming the west coast wildfires, particularly the ones in Oregon and Washington, on "climate change". Gov. Inslee insists on calling them "climate fires". I interviewed University of Washington climate sciences professor and meterologist, Cliff Mass, about the fires and Inslee's claims during yesterday's show.
  • Sinclair Cares and The Salvation Army: Washington Wildfire Relief Fund

    ...- KOMO News Staff
    KOMO-TV and KOMO Radio are joining with the Salvation Army's Northwest Division to collect money for “Sinclair Cares and The Salvation Army: Washington Wildfire Relief. ” The fires have scorched several parts of eastern and western Washington, threatening property and homes for the state's residents. If you would like to donate to the effort to help those affected by the wildfires, your monetary gift will be appreciated. >>>>>To donate: click here.
  • 570 KVI helps FUND the Seattle Police Department, amidst efforts to defund it

    ...- KVI Staff
    Seattle, Wash. -- On Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Talk Radio 570 KVI’s morning show host, John Carlson, rallied his audience to help FUND the Seattle Police Department despite the city’s effort to DEFUND it. After discovering that protesters have been pointing eye damaging lasers at officers, Carlson made an impromptu plea to listeners to help purchase protective eye wear for Seattle police officers through the Seattle Police Foundation’s Got Your Six fundraising campaign.
  • 2020 Elections: John Carlson's Voter's Guide

    ...- KVI Staff
    I’m only making a few endorsements in a few key races this primary season, but they are contests with a decisive impact on shaping the tone and climate of the 2020 general election at the state level. In the Governor’s race, I’m handicapping each of the five major Republicans, and explaining why I’m supporting or opposing their candidacy. Thank you for considering these choices, and feel free to email me your reaction at: john@kvi. com.
  • 2020 Elections: Kirby Wilbur's Voter's Guide

    ...- KVI Staff
    Here are Kirby Wilbur's recommendations for the August 4, 2020 primary for the statewide positions. Here are the rest of my recommendations for the August 4th Primary. It is incomplete as many races don't have a primary or Republican primary choice. These are the races I have followed or have a particular interest in. If a race is not mentioned, it is not a reflection on any of the candidates, it's a reflection of the limited time and space I have.
  • 570 KVI's Guide to the 2020 Elections

    ...- KVI Staff
    All of 570 KVI's 2020 Election resources in one place. IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES: Visit our KVI Political Calendarfor a full list. Registration deadlines: Online: October 26. By mail: Received by October 26. In person: November 3. Absentee ballot deadlines: Return by mail: Postmarked by November 3. Return in person: November 3 by 8:00 p. m. The deadline to update an existing voter registration with a new name or address is Monday, October 26, 2020.
  • Racism declared public health crisis in Pierce County

    ...- KVI Staff
    The Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health voted to declare racism a public health crisis. In a press release about the vote, the TPC Health Department states, "The COVID-19 pandemic and the legacy of racism are ongoing public health concerns. "The decision to declare racism a public health crisis is connected in part to the recent police involved deaths of black men, Manuel Ellis in Tacoma on March 3rd, George Floyd on May 26th in Minneapolis and Rayshard Brooks on June 12th in Atlanta.
  • Record setting manhunt for murder suspect ends in arrest near Cle Elum WA

    ...- KVI Staff
    The "largest manhunt in county history", according to Kittitas County officials, ended with the arrest of a murder suspect hiding out in the mountains near Teanaway valley northeast of Cle Elum WA. Jorge Alcantara-Gonzalez was arrested by the Kittitas County Sheriff's Department yesterday afternoon for the murder of Ian Eckles, a 41-year-old Kent WA man who had been missing since May 17. Alcantara-Gonzaelz was spotted in Eckles's SUV by sheriff's deputies on May 23rd.
  • Tacoma woman arrested in arson of Seattle cop cars during protest

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI's John Carlson reacts to the arrest of a 25-year-old Tacoma woman, Margaret Aislinn Channon, for allegedly setting five Seattle police patrol vehicles on fire that were parked in the area of Sixth and Pine during the May 30th protests for justice for George Floyd. U. S. Attorney Brian T. Moran said the 25-year-old was caught on multiple cameras using an accelerant lit like a blowtorch to start fires in five police vehicles.
  • Narrows Bridge tolls could go up due to virus restrictions

    ...- KVI Staff
    Toll bridge crossings from Gig Harbor to Tacoma plummeted as COVID-19 restrictions were imposed in mid-March before ticking back up in late May, leaving a financial hole for the new Narrows Bridge. The 11 week economic shutdown pencils out to be an expected loss of $4. 6 million in toll revenue for the new Narrows Bridge, according to The Kitsap Sun.
  • Nirvana bassist counter-points Trump critics regarding looting

    ...- KVI Staff
    Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic exposed the double-standard that critics of Pres. Trump would likely demand if destructive looting and pillaging were being caused by right-wing "patriot militias". Novoselic posted on his personal Facebook page: The violence, (and not the protests) appear as leftist insurrction. Imagine if so-called "patriot militias" were raising this kind of hell? If this were the case, left wing people would welcome federal intervention.
  • 85 crew on Seattle fishing boat now infected with COVID

    ...- KVI Staff
    The crew of the Seattle-based American Dynasty are now in quarantine after arrving back at their home dock because of a rampant COVID-19 infection that hit virtually the entire crew. American Seafoods Company discovered that 85 crew members tested positive on May 30th. They suspect the infection hit the boat after docking in Bellingham, according to KOMO News reporter, Sue Romero.
  • Salvation Army Red Kettle 'virtual' fundraiser today

    ...- KVI's John Carlson
    Hey KVI listeners, let's all come together for a moment. The Salvation Army had to postpone its annual Red Kettle fundraiser last Spring because of the coronavirus. Since then, there’s been huge demand on their services during the pandemic, and even more during the recent wildfires. Through it all, they keep helping those who need it most. Today, they are having a "virtual" Red Kettle Luncheon, and I hope you'll join me in helping the Army by clicking on this link to generously donate.
  • Join 570 KVI for the "Your Voice, Your Choice" Virtual Town Hall

    ...- KVI Staff
    Join 570 KVI for the "Your Voice, Your Choice" Virtual Town Hall on Thursday, October 1st at 6:30 PM! Hosted by KVI's John Carlson and Kirby Wilbur, the discussion will cover the recent protests, the pandemic - and of course, the Presidential Race. Space for the free event is limited and registration is required.
  • KVI Commentary: what to make of Seattle's "Street Czar"

    ...- KVI Producer: Phil Vandervort
    Seattle is spending $150,000 for a new position, loosely designated as a "Street Czar". The man hired for that position--as the city continues to struggle with anti-police vandalism and property damage--is the driving force behind the voter approved I-940 which intends to bring more accountability to police officer involved shootings (OIS). Andre Taylor helped lead the voter approval of I-940.
  • KVI Commentary: Why Gov. Inslee is wrong about "climate fires"

    ...- KVI's John Carlson
    So Gov. Jay Inslee, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, U. S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and practically every other Democratic politician are blaming the west coast wildfires, particularly the ones in Oregon and Washington, on "climate change". Gov. Inslee insists on calling them "climate fires". I interviewed University of Washington climate sciences professor and meterologist, Cliff Mass, about the fires and Inslee's claims during yesterday's show.
  • Sinclair Cares and The Salvation Army: Washington Wildfire Relief Fund

    ...- KOMO News Staff
    KOMO-TV and KOMO Radio are joining with the Salvation Army's Northwest Division to collect money for “Sinclair Cares and The Salvation Army: Washington Wildfire Relief. ” The fires have scorched several parts of eastern and western Washington, threatening property and homes for the state's residents. If you would like to donate to the effort to help those affected by the wildfires, your monetary gift will be appreciated. >>>>>To donate: click here.
  • 570 KVI helps FUND the Seattle Police Department, amidst efforts to defund it

    ...- KVI Staff
    Seattle, Wash. -- On Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Talk Radio 570 KVI’s morning show host, John Carlson, rallied his audience to help FUND the Seattle Police Department despite the city’s effort to DEFUND it. After discovering that protesters have been pointing eye damaging lasers at officers, Carlson made an impromptu plea to listeners to help purchase protective eye wear for Seattle police officers through the Seattle Police Foundation’s Got Your Six fundraising campaign.
  • 2020 Elections: John Carlson's Voter's Guide

    ...- KVI Staff
    I’m only making a few endorsements in a few key races this primary season, but they are contests with a decisive impact on shaping the tone and climate of the 2020 general election at the state level. In the Governor’s race, I’m handicapping each of the five major Republicans, and explaining why I’m supporting or opposing their candidacy. Thank you for considering these choices, and feel free to email me your reaction at: john@kvi. com.
  • 2020 Elections: Kirby Wilbur's Voter's Guide

    ...- KVI Staff
    Here are Kirby Wilbur's recommendations for the August 4, 2020 primary for the statewide positions. Here are the rest of my recommendations for the August 4th Primary. It is incomplete as many races don't have a primary or Republican primary choice. These are the races I have followed or have a particular interest in. If a race is not mentioned, it is not a reflection on any of the candidates, it's a reflection of the limited time and space I have.
  • 570 KVI's Guide to the 2020 Elections

    ...- KVI Staff
    All of 570 KVI's 2020 Election resources in one place. IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES: Visit our KVI Political Calendarfor a full list. Registration deadlines: Online: October 26. By mail: Received by October 26. In person: November 3. Absentee ballot deadlines: Return by mail: Postmarked by November 3. Return in person: November 3 by 8:00 p. m. The deadline to update an existing voter registration with a new name or address is Monday, October 26, 2020.
  • Racism declared public health crisis in Pierce County

    ...- KVI Staff
    The Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health voted to declare racism a public health crisis. In a press release about the vote, the TPC Health Department states, "The COVID-19 pandemic and the legacy of racism are ongoing public health concerns. "The decision to declare racism a public health crisis is connected in part to the recent police involved deaths of black men, Manuel Ellis in Tacoma on March 3rd, George Floyd on May 26th in Minneapolis and Rayshard Brooks on June 12th in Atlanta.
  • Record setting manhunt for murder suspect ends in arrest near Cle Elum WA

    ...- KVI Staff
    The "largest manhunt in county history", according to Kittitas County officials, ended with the arrest of a murder suspect hiding out in the mountains near Teanaway valley northeast of Cle Elum WA. Jorge Alcantara-Gonzalez was arrested by the Kittitas County Sheriff's Department yesterday afternoon for the murder of Ian Eckles, a 41-year-old Kent WA man who had been missing since May 17. Alcantara-Gonzaelz was spotted in Eckles's SUV by sheriff's deputies on May 23rd.
  • Tacoma woman arrested in arson of Seattle cop cars during protest

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI's John Carlson reacts to the arrest of a 25-year-old Tacoma woman, Margaret Aislinn Channon, for allegedly setting five Seattle police patrol vehicles on fire that were parked in the area of Sixth and Pine during the May 30th protests for justice for George Floyd. U. S. Attorney Brian T. Moran said the 25-year-old was caught on multiple cameras using an accelerant lit like a blowtorch to start fires in five police vehicles.
  • Narrows Bridge tolls could go up due to virus restrictions

    ...- KVI Staff
    Toll bridge crossings from Gig Harbor to Tacoma plummeted as COVID-19 restrictions were imposed in mid-March before ticking back up in late May, leaving a financial hole for the new Narrows Bridge. The 11 week economic shutdown pencils out to be an expected loss of $4. 6 million in toll revenue for the new Narrows Bridge, according to The Kitsap Sun.
  • Nirvana bassist counter-points Trump critics regarding looting

    ...- KVI Staff
    Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic exposed the double-standard that critics of Pres. Trump would likely demand if destructive looting and pillaging were being caused by right-wing "patriot militias". Novoselic posted on his personal Facebook page: The violence, (and not the protests) appear as leftist insurrction. Imagine if so-called "patriot militias" were raising this kind of hell? If this were the case, left wing people would welcome federal intervention.
  • 85 crew on Seattle fishing boat now infected with COVID

    ...- KVI Staff
    The crew of the Seattle-based American Dynasty are now in quarantine after arrving back at their home dock because of a rampant COVID-19 infection that hit virtually the entire crew. American Seafoods Company discovered that 85 crew members tested positive on May 30th. They suspect the infection hit the boat after docking in Bellingham, according to KOMO News reporter, Sue Romero.
  • Seattle Police Chief refers to George Floyd's death as "tragic murder"

    ...- KVI Staff
    Seattle Police Chief, Carmen Best, describes the death of a handcuffed Minneapolis man during an arrest by police as a "tragic murder" in a written statement addressing the case involving four police officers who have already been fired. Video recording of a police officer kneeing George Floyd in the neck to subdue him during the arrest spread quickly on social media, intensifying claims of police brutality between a black suspect and a white police officer.
  • Pt. Angeles based cutter quarantined after drug bust

    ...- KVI Staff
    A cocaine bust at sea turns into quarantine for the entire crew of the Port Angeles, WA ported U. S. Coast Guard cutter Active after nabbing three drug smugglers in open waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean. According to USCG officials, the crew is quarantined on board the vessel in San Diego after they captured three suspected cocaine smugglers at sea who were infected with coronavirus.
  • Yakima Co. Coroner explains virus death classification protocol

    ...- KVI Staff
    Earlier this week, the accuracy of Washington's reported 1031 deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic were called into question based on how deaths were classified or connected to the virus. Now the Yakima County Coroner tells our sister station, KIMA, that when someone dies they go through a very specific process to determine the cause of death.
  • Defiant gyms face legal wrath from Olympia

    ...- KVI Staff
    Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has issued a legal ultimatum to two different gym owners: close down voluntarily or go to court. The Associated Press reports, Ferguson is suingNorthwest Fitness Co. , in Puyallup and Power Alley Fitness, or PA Fitness, in Arlington, arguing their partial re-opening to members in violation of Phase 1 endangers public health and engages in unfair business practices because their competitors have followed the state’s rules.
  • Virus hit Snohomish County, WA earlier than previously believed

    ...- KVI Staff
    An antibody test for a Snohomish County woman shows the COVID-19 infection arrived in Washington--and the United States--in December, not January as was previously believed. The Seattle Times published the testing results of the retired 64-year-old nurse who tested positive for COVID-19 anti-bodies. It's forcing health experts to rethink how the virus first reached North America.
  • Normal start to Washington's fall school year still in doubt

    ...- KVI Staff
    Washington school officials are still refining their plans to restart classes on campus this fall. KOMO News reports that school officials will unveil some possible scenarios in early June. So far, school planners are considering contingencies for a September re-start on campus in case there's a spike in virus infections.
  • Uncertainty for restaurant owners as Phase 2 plans unfold

    ...- KVI Staff
    Restaurants have been financially crushed by closures and restrictions from the virus pandemic. Now eight of Washington's 39 counties are opening for Phase 2 which allows restaurants to have limited dine-in service provided they follow a variety of criteria for sanitization and distancing along with acquiring customer contact data for possible tracing.
  • Central WA county reverses course on reporting virus data

    ...- KVI Staff
    Less than a week after announcing a decision to stop reporting ethnic data for virus infection cases, the Chelan/Douglas County Health District abruptly reversed its decision. The Wenatchee World reported,the health district stopped releasing a breakdown of cases by ethnicity on April 28 after it said it received concerns from members of the local Latino community, Administrator Barry Kling said Friday.
  • Eating out at WA restaurants requires registration

    ...- KVI Staff
    Eating out at restaurants during the Phase 2 opening in Washington will require customers to log their contact information with the restaurant to create a database for potential contact tracing if an infection is sourced to the eatery. The new model for eating out in Washington's Phase 2 requires you give your name, address, phone number and e-mail to the restaurant, according to KOMO News. The names and contact info will be kept for 30 days by the restaurant.
  • Irony of Seattle's homeless problems impacting immigrants, women

    ...- Commentary: Phil Vandervort
    Seattle's 'progressive' politicians proudly stand up for immigrants and women. Their vocal advocacy for those two demographics are usually the backbone of campaigns and political policy in Seattle. But the advocacy quickly becomes lip service from those same political figures when it comes to how Seattle politicians and officials handle the on-going problems of drug addiction, repeat criminals and homelessness in the city.
  • "Nobody wants to be sitting next to somebody who has a 104 degree temperature"

    ...- KVI Staff
    Everett's Paine Field is now screening passengers for fever before they can board a plane in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 infection. During the screening process, airline passengers will stand before a no-contact thermal camera which quickly displays their body temperature. If your temperature is above 100. 5 degrees, TSA screeners pull you aside for extra evaluation. If your body temperature is in the normal range, you proceed to boarding the plane.
  • Commissioners reverse their vote on over-riding Gov. Inslee order

    ...- KVI Staff
    By a 2-1 vote, Franklin County Commissioners in Pasco, WA reversed their vote earlier this week on a motion to allow jobs shuttered by Gov. Jay Inslee's 'stay home' order to be re-opened. KVI's Lars Larson interviewed KOMO News reporter, Jeff Pohjula, about this quick change in direction from the county commissioners. Click the image above to listen to the KVI interview.
  • Face mask required to shop at Costco starting May4th

    ...- KVI Staff
    Starting next week Costco will require customers to don face masks when they shop at stores, according to KOMO News. The policy, which goes into effect on May 4, will mandate that all guests "must wear a mask or face covering that covers the mouth and nose at all times while at Costco," according to a post updated Wednesday morning on the company's web page. Exceptions will be made to those under 2 and who are unable to wear a mask due to a medical condition.
  • Businesses allowed to re-open in Eastern WA county defying Gov. Inslee order

    ...- KVI staff
    Franklin County Commissioners voted 3-0 today to allow businesses to re-open in a move that openly defies the statewide 'stay home, stay healthy' order by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. It is the first known decision by an elected body in Washington to re-open sectors of the economy as Gov. Inslee has resisted suggestions to re-open some sectors of the job market.
  • Virus pandemic produces mix of defiance and nanny-state across WA

    ...- KVI Staff
    The angst of the COVID-19 pandemic is summed up nicely in this lengthy article about 'stay home' scofflaws and the state website that collects private reports of people ignoring the statewide 'stay home' order. Are we becoming 'tattle-tale nation' as elected and public health officials demand we all "hunker down" to "flatten the curve"? According to the Kitsap Sun,roughly 1,000 raw, unsubstantiated reports a day are filed through a website created by Gov. Jay Inslee's administration.
  • Lewis Co. Prosecutor skeptical of Gov. Inslee's prisoner early release plan for COVID

    ...- KVI Staff
    Gov. Jay Inslee has announced he intends to release 950 state prison inmates earlier than there sentence ordered. The Governor justified his early prisoner release plan as an effort to prevent COVID-19 spread inside prisons. The 950 prisoners are classified as non-violent offenders but Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney, Jonathan Meyer, says the public may feel differently about what constitutes a violent crime in Washington.
  • Dispute over infected sailors assigned to Bremerton-based air craft carrier

    ...- KVI Staff
    According to the Kitsap Sun Newspaper in Bremerton, the US Navy is denying that two sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz have tested positive for COVID-19. Meanwhile, the vice-chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said yesterday that the Nimitz crew includes positive cases. The Joint Chiefs of Staff provide "professional military advice to the Secretary of Defense (Pentagon) and President" of the United States, according to Wikipedia.
  • Sign the petition: Tell Gov. Inslee that construction work is essential for our economy

    ...- KVI Staff
    A note from 570 KVI's Kirby Wilbur on the state of construction work during the current COVID-19 outbreak in our state. The private construction industry is essential for our state's economy and the Governor should not have deemed it non-essential. Oregon and Idaho have deemed it essential and only three states have joined Governor Inslee in declaring it non-essential. Please do three things:1.
  • Prolific car prowler sent to prison for crime spree at Olympic & Mt. Rainier nat'l parks

    ...- KVI Staff
    A serial car-prowler, smashing into cars and trucks at trailheads in the Olympic and Mt. Rainier national parks in 2019, has been sentenced to 25 months in federal prison. Information below is from a press release by Olympic National Park. Following an investigation by US Park Rangers, Michael Wayne Pickering, age 41, prowled at least four dozen cars at more than seven different trailheads and parking lots in Olympic and Mount Rainier national parks.
  • Issaquah Boy Scouts band together to make medical masks for hospital

    ...- KVI Staff
    Future Eagle Scouts in Issaquah WA are using their socially distanced time to help medical professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Six Boy Scouts from Troop 636, working toward their Eagle Scout badges, are sewing masks and urging the public to fund their efforts via crowd sourcing. Their goal is to produce 10,000 masks for Swedish Hospital in Issaquah and UW Medicine's Valley Medical Center in Kent.
  • Why WA voters will have to wait longer for $30 car tabs

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI morning show host, John Carlson, interviews the sponsor of I-976, Tim Eyman, about the continuing legal odyssey over his latest voter-approved initiative for $30 car tabs in Washington.
  • Choir stricken with COVID-19 in Mt. Vernon WA

    ...- KVI Staff
    A devastating outbreak of COVID-19 has turned fatal for two members of a Skagit County choir. After a March 10th practice for 60 members at the Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church, two singers in their 80s are dead and 25 more are infected, according to KOMO News reporter, Patrick Quinn. The full story can be viewed here. Seventeen more choir members are showing symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Nurses in the Kirkland COVID-19 vortex explain the chaos

    ...- KVI Staff
    "When you're living it every day for long days and you've seen what we've gone through, it feels like a bomb dropped in the middle of it and we're trying to pick up the pieces", says the operations vice-president from the Life Care Center in Kirkland, about being at the forefront of the first fatal outbreak in the U. S. COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Help support The Salvation Army's relief efforts amid the coronavirus outbreak

    ...- STAR Staff
    In uncertain times, you can be certain of this: The Salvation Army is serving those most in need with help and hope. Please consider joining KOMO News, STAR 101. 5 and 570 KVI in supporting The Salvation Army's local relief efforts in response to the coronavirus outbreak in our community. DONATE HERE. As COVID-19 impacts the Northwest, The Salvation Army is increasing efforts to provide basic needs to our most vulnerable neighbors.
  • Seattle's socialism experiment and the 2020 campaign

    ...- KVI Staff
    Seattle has been incubating socialism that current presidential contender, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wants to showcase to the rest of America to convince people to vote for him over Pres. Donald Trump (and the Democrats other main presidential contender, Joe Biden).
  • Seattle is (still) dying

    ...- KVI Staff
    In the aftermath of a gunfire rampage in downtown Seattle that killed one woman, hospitalized six by-standers (including a 9-year-old Pt.
  • Arrest finally made nearly a month after Graham carjacking put teen in coma

    ...- KVI Staff
    Pierce County Sheriff's deputies arrested a suspected carjacker who beat the 18-year-old owner from Graham, Washington so badly it put the victim in a coma. The carjacking occurred when the young owner and his grandfather met the suspect to sell an Audi sedan they had listed on the website OfferUp. So far the Sheriff's Department hasn't released any more details about the arrest. KOMO News reported on the original crime on Dec. 29th, last year.
  • KVI Political Calendar

    ...- KVI Staff
    See below for a list of political events, rallies and more in the Puget Sound area that 570 KVI's John Carlson & Kirby Wilbur believe our audience may be interested in. Visit the 570 KVI Guide to the 2020 Elections (which includes Voter's Guides! ). UPCOMING 2020 ELECTION DATES: DEBATE DATES: *Pending possible changes to the debates date, following President Trump's positive COVID-19 test* Tune in to 570 KVI to hear all of the debates live, followed by expert analysis with Kirby Wilbur.
  • Congressional Gold Medal for Spokane native suffering ALS after NFL career

    ...- KVI Staff
    NFL veteran, Steve Gleason, faced an unthinkable medical diagnosis in 2011: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS,Five years before ALS, Gleason--a Spokane WA native--became a New Orleans Saints folk hero by blocking a punt that turned into a defensive touchdown in the team's first game at home in the Super Dome since the team was forced to relocate following the Hurricane Katrina damage and recovery.
  • Highway 2 road closure provides learning lesson for Governor

    ...- KVI Staff
    More problems on Highway 2 in eastern Snohomish County, keeping Stevens Pass roadway closed. Here's a tweet from a WSP trooper on the scene as of 10:49am PT today: It bears mentioning that if state DOT road crews were able to trim back some trees or branches in warmer months like April, May, September or October perhaps the trees wouldn't be so susceptible to falling off in winter weather conditions.
  • Stopping the squeeze on kids lemonade stands in WA

    ...- KVI Staff
    Every year or two we hear or read about the story of a kids lemonade stand that gets shut down over government red-tape. A State Rep. from Lynden WA, Luanne Van Wervan (R-42nd) is proposing a legislative bill to prevent those lemonade stand shut downs that violate the letter of the law. KOMO's Brian Calvert reports that sometimes it's under the guise of a "health code violation" and sometimes "child labor laws" are cited.
  • Fox News close-up on San Francisco looks like it was inspired by "Seattle Is Dying"

    ...- KVI Staff
    The first of a five-part series on San Francisco's homeless and crime problems aired by host Tucker Carlson on Fox News looks like it was inspired by the KOMO News special report, "Seattle Is Dying", but its much more blunt (and political).
  • Trump/Pence sign starts as prank, turns in to free speech case in WA city

    ...- KVI Staff
    What started as a prank between friends is turning into a free speech case in Bremerton WA. The Kitsap Sun website reports that a "Trump/Pence 2020" sign was erected in the yard of Bremerton resident Kevin Chambers, who describes himself as anti-Trump. Chambers' friend posted the sign as a prank while he was out of town on a work trip.
  • Man in coma after meet-up to sell car in Pierce County

    ...- KVI Staff
    An 18-year-old Pierce County man is in a medically induced coma after a vicious attack from a possible car buyer he met through an on-line re-sale site, Offerup. com . KOMO News reports that Xavier Gamez was beaten and left for dead after meeting a prospective buyer for his Audi sedan at a grocery store in Graham, WA. His grandfather says Gamez chose the Graham Safeway parking lot for the transaction last Sunday morning, considering it a safe place for such a transaction.
  • Tumbleweeds bury cars on rural WA highway

    ...- KVI Staff
    In what looks to be the first viral news story of 2020, national news media outlets are publicizing the story of a tumbleweed avalanche 20 miles northwest of Richland, WA. KING 5 posted video clips of the tumbleweed tsunami, too. , which required DOT snowplows to clear. Washington State Patrol Trooper Sarah Clasen was there. “It was an interesting night. Definitely not the New Year’s Eve I planned on working patrol,” she told KATU-TV via telephone.
  • KVI interview with KOMO's Steve Pool

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI morning show host, John Carlson, interviews his long-time colleague from KOMO News, meterologist, Steve Pool, who signed off on the air yesterday after 40 years. Carlson asks, "So, on a healthy scale, ya know, one being you're in real bad shape, ten being you've never been healthier, where is Steve Pool on a 1-to-10 spectrum? " Pool tells KVI, "That's a good question, John. I would say kinda in a seven and going up on the good side.
  • KVI Thanksgiving Brunch raises over $21K for cancer research

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI listeners and our sponsors raised $21,295 for Fred Hutchison cancer research at our first ever KVI Thanksgiving Brunch in Bothell at Russell's Restaurant and Loft. Special thanks to Russell Lowell, owner of Russell's Restaurant and Loft and Brown Bear Car Wash for their generous donations. The $35 brunch admission ticket price all goes directly to Fred Hutch thanks to Russell's generosity.
  • Kirkland YMCA staff complain about police arrest of a 14 yr old suspect

    ...- KVI Staff
    Internal security cameras at the Kirkland YMCA show a Kirkland Police officer taking a 14-year-old arrest suspect to the floor in order to handcuff him. Kirkland Police say the 14 year old was resisting the officer. YMCA staff say the police officer used excessive force. See the story from KOMO News here. See the story from KING 5 here. Corrected to note the age of the suspect as 14-years-old.
  • Labor unions versus tech workers on I-1000 vote

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI's John Carlson pens this op-ed about I-1000 and the political battleground in Washington over the attempt to bring back Affirmative Action policies with the referendum on I-1000.
  • 2019 John Carlson Voter's Guide--ballot endorsements

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI morning show host, John Carlson, provides his ballot and candidate endorsements for the November 5, 2019 general election. Carlson urges the following statewide votes: --Referendum 88 ( I-1000 ) – REJECT the return of race preferences. --Initiative 976 – YES to $30 license tabs and a rebuke to Sound Transit. --Advisory votes 20-31 – Repeal, even though its only symbolic. --SJR 8200 - REJECT (It’s a bit of an overreach says Carlson) KING COUNTY. Proposition 1 – YES on Medic 1.
  • Join us for the KVI Thanksgiving Brunch hosted by John Carlson, benefitting Fred Hutch

    ...- KVI Staff
    Join us for the start of a new tradition – the KVI Thanksgiving Brunch hosted by John Carlson, benefitting the Fred Hutch's research for breast cancer, on Saturday, November 16th! Before you celebrate Thanksgiving with your family, celebrate with your KVI Family as we raise money for a cause near and dear to John’s heart at Russell's Restaurant (3305 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell, WA. 98021).
  • Carlson: chronic shoplifting embodies Seattle's failures

    ...- KVI Staff
    What happens when the word gets around in Seattle that you won't get arrested or face a judge for shoplifting, asks KVI's John Carlson ? Well, we’re finding out. In his latest Crosscut. com column, Carlson writes: keep this in mind the next time you hear the Mayor’s Office reporting a reduction in crime downtown. What’s decreasing, I suspect, is the number of crimes being reported.
  • Carbon footprint hypocrisy for Oregon's governor

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI show host Lars Larson writes:It surprises no one that Governor Kate Brown ranks as a major league hypocrite when it comes to climate change. Brown pressured the last legislature to pass new carbon taxes, only stopped when Republican reps staged a walkout and fled from the state. Brown plans to press again for that tax a few months from now. It’ll cost Oregonian families at least hundreds of dollars a year in taxes designed to discourage the use of carbon fuels.
  • Ohio Democratic debate remixed

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI has boiled down the most incongruous soundbites of the fourth 2020 Democratic Presidential debate and remixed them into a digital word salad, strictly for your dining and dancing pleasure. Share it with a friend and fondly remember the Westerville, Ohio Democratic presidential debate. Click on the image above to hear the exclusive KVI remix. Remember, this remix is for entertainment purposes only.
  • Seattle's Showbox showdown encapsulates city's dysfunction

    ...- Commentary: Phil Vandervort
    Seattle's myriad and most fundamental problems all collide in a quiet legal decision made last week about The Showbox music venue across the street from Pike Place Market. The problems in Seattle involve activist city council members, housing affordability, drug addiction, crime and homelessness.
  • One public health crisis gets a ban, the other gets supervised heroin injection sites

    ...- KVI Staff
    Flavored vaping products--including those with nicotine and the cannabis extract THC--were banned in Washington yesterday by a vote of the State Board of Health in response to illnesses, and even death in other states, connected to such products. The swift move by the State Board of Health is contrasted by the King County Board of Health's continuing effort to open supervised heroin injection sites in Seattle and King County because of the significant use by addicts.
  • Opinion: A Seattle "told ya so" two-fer

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI show hosts have been repeatedly covering the problems in Seattle related to the city's failed response to drug addiction, property crime and homelessness. KVI's John Carlson presents two more stories that showcase why the city continues to struggle with preventing crime and how its impacting businesses that are giving up and leaving Seattle altogether. Listen to this portion of The Commute With Carlson to hear both stories.
  • Carlson: Expect a disinformation campaign from I-1000 supporters

    ...- KVI Staff
    On the upcoming November 5th, 2019 general election ballot in Washington, voters will decide the fate of race-based preferences for public university enrollment, government contracting and hiring. KVI morning show host John Carlson has been at the center of this debate in Washington dating back to a statewide campaign he chaired back in 1999 for Initiative 200, which was approved by Washington voters and ended a state sanctioned policy of Affirmative Action.
  • KVI's John Carlson op-ed on Ref. 88 to overturn I-1000

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI's John Carlson co-authors a Seattle Times op-ed urging a no vote on Referendum 88, which essentially puts I-1000 up for statewide public vote on the Tuesday November 5th, 2019 general election ballot. I-1000 was adopted by the Washington Legislature in late April this year in the last days of the Democratically controlled legislative session.
  • $30 car tab decision looms for voters' wallets and lawmakers' credibility

    ...- KVI Staff
    Washington voters could decide to reduce their car tab taxes to $30 on the November 5, 2019 ballot with Initiative 976. I-976 was authorized for statewide vote in response to the car tab tax formulation used by Sound Transit to pay for the third phase of the light rail transit expansion. KVI's John Carlson interviewed an opponent of I-976, State Sen.
  • Seattle refuses a bridge that's already funded

    ...- Phil Vandervort
    COMMENTARY from KVI Producer, Phil Vandervort: If someone offered you a free bridge, you'd probably take it, right? Not in Seattle. It seems to show how deeply some Seattle leaders really hate cars (and their drivers). Seattle City Councilman, Mike O'Brien, just blocked a chance to build a second bridge across the Montlake Cut between Highway 520 and Husky Stadium. Click on the photo above to hear the KOMO News story about the city council committee vote.
  • COMMENTARY:  Environmental lip service from WA A.G. Ferguson

    ...- KVI Producer: Phil Vandervort
    Washington’s Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, has entered into a bizarre legal contortion in the last two months involving the U. S. Navy. On July 9th, 2019, Ferguson sued the U. S. Navy to halt training flights of the EA18-Growler, near Coupeville WA.
  • Lawsuit over car tabs doesn't go well for Sound Transit at WA Supreme Court

    ...- KVI Staff
    Sound Transit, the taxpayer funded mass transit agency spanning parts of three counties in Puget Sound, was forced into an embarrassing admission in front of the Supreme Court of Washington (SCOW) as part of a lawsuit against the agency over the calculation for car tab taxes to pay for light rail expansion known as ST3.
  • Intellectual honesty to Olympia's (and Seattle's) homeless problems

    ...- KVI Staff
    This hard hitting, blunt assessment of what it will take to fix Olympia's drug-addicted homeless problem comes from a very liberal (and unlikely) source: an artist and activist who has worked with the The Rachel Corrie Foundation. Candace Mercer writes on Medium. com:"Some even defend theft and violence as a reasonable response if it originates with the “oppressed.
  • Gov. Jay Inslee facing lawsuit after scratching out line in transportation bill

    ...- KVI Seattle
    Washington Governor Jay Inslee scratched out 12 words that he didn't want included in a statewide transportation bill that he signed earlier this year, according to the Everett Herald. Now, according to Herald political writer, Jerry Cornfield, Republican legislators in Olympia intend to sue Inslee over his attempt to circumvent the bill passed by the Washington Senate and House of Representatives. Does Gov. Inslee think he's above the law?
  • Making sense of the environmental protest against an LNG plant in Tacoma

    ...- KVI Staff
    "When you substitute drum circles for scientific analysis, I mean that says everything you need to know about the people who are opposing this," says Washington Policy Center's environmental policy director, Todd Myers, about a protest against a planned Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant to be cited on the Tacoma tideflats industrial area. Puget Sound Energy is proposing the LNG plant, which would use cleaner burning natural gas to reduce carbon emissions.
  • Where will next Sound Transit light rail line go?

    ...- Phil Vandervort--KVI morning show producer
    COMMENTARY: Our sister station, KOMO News, reports that a Seattle group is pushing for the next light rail line to be built along the city's Aurora Avenue North corridor. The plan suggested by a group called "Seattle Subway" is very vague, prompting some obvious questions. Listen to KOMO's version of the story by clicking the image above. First, how are you gonna pay for light rail to go across the Aurora Bridge? Or are you going to build it across the Fremont bridge at grade level?
  • Carlson analysis: Elizabeth Warren's Seattle rally and her "wealth" tax plan

    ...- KVI Staff
    Big crowd turns out for Seattle rally involving top 2020 Presidential candidate and contender, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass. ), with an estimated 15,000 people gathered near the Seattle Center fountain. KVI's John Carlson examines her plan for a 'wealth' tax to pay for some of her campaign promises like free child-care, universal Pre-K education, college debt forgiveness and free tuition at state technical colleges among other things.
  • Does lackluster presidential campaign impact Inslee's run for 3rd term?

    ...- John Carlson
    Even though I was out of town and off the air last week when Jay Inslee bowed out of the 2020 Presidential race, I was analyzing his prospects for winning a very rare third term as governor. Read my latest Crosscut. com column about why Gov. Inslee is so vulnerable attempting to win a third term.
  • Help former KVI news anchor fight cancer with donation

    ...- KVI Staff
    Long-time KVI morning show news anchor and current KOMO News reporter, Carleen Johnson, is raising money to fight cancer and she's navigating a stand-up paddle board across Lake Sammamish this Saturday, August 24th, 2019, near Issaquah. Carleen is a breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed in August 2015. Please donate to her team and help her raise more money than our KOMO TV colleagues. Go, Carleen, go!
  • WA woman to lose daughter's custody in Saudi court ruling

    ...- KVI Staff
    A clash of cultures is playing out inside a Saudi Arabian court room involving the divorce of a former Washington resident, 32-year-old Bethany Vierra. According to CNN, Vierra lost custody of her 4-year-old daughter Zaina, on the grounds that she was too Western to raise the child well. Her parents, living in Wenatchee, WA tell CNN they worry that they will lose both grand-daughter and daughter, as the window to appeal closes in Saudi Arabia.
  • UW professor's blog post about adapting to climate change infuriates activists

    ...- KVI Seattle
    "The hype and exaggeration about climate change has just been amp'ed up continuously, particularly the last year or two," University of Washington atmospheric science professor, Cliff Mass, tells KVI's John Carlson. Mass addressed this schism on his blog earlier this week writing, "During the recent presidential debate, a number of candidates suggested that global warming represents an existential threat to mankind, and thus requires dramatic and immediate action.
  • Another violent attack in Seattle by an alleged repeat violent offender

    ...- KVI Seattle
    For the third time in just over a month, a violent attack has occurred in Seattle in broad daylight and the arrested suspect has a history of violent crime. The latest attack perpetrated in Ballard by a man allegedly using a pitchfork to rob a woman of her purse. Seattle Police say the attack was stopped by two construction workers who confronted the armed suspect. According to KOMO News, the suspect admitted to police he was high on methamphetamine when he attacked the woman.
  • State income tax boomerang

    ...- KVI's John Carlson
    Washington Republicans stand to benefit if Democrats keep pushing toward a state income or capital gains tax. Legal gymnastics by the State Court of Appeals have kept alive the Democrats pursuit of an income tax despite a state constitution which bans such a tax. Read my column at Crosscut. com about how Republicans can capitalize on this issue with voters. KVI's John Carlson is heard weekdays 6a-9:06a PT on Talk Radio 570 KVI.
  • Father speaks out after child attacked by repeat offender in Seattle

    ...- KVI Staff
    Tourists in Seattle are now going home with stories to tell their family and neighbors like this latest attack involving a repeat offender with 73 convictions in Seattle who is now accused of an unprovoked attack on a 2-year-old child in a stroller. The child's father, Daynard Butler, his wife and three sons had never been to Seattle. Butler is an army veteran and him and his family just spent the last three years in Japan as part of his wife’s deployment. She is active duty military.
  • Warning signs didn't deter alleged burglar shot by Seattle homeowner

    ...- KVI Staff
    A south Seattle woman shot and wounded an alleged burglar. The burglar now hospitalized in critical condition. KOMO News reports that the Seattle Police Department says the woman was within her rights to shoot. The reporter's tweet below shows the numerous warning signs outside the house.
  • Washington drivers licenses used for facial recognition by ICE and FBI

    ...- KVI Staff
    BOSTON (AP) — Civil rights activists complained Monday of the potential for widespread abuse following confirmation that at least three states have scanned millions of driver's license photos on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement without the drivers' knowledge or consent. Public records obtained by the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology provided the first proof that ICE had sought such scans, which were conducted in Utah, Vermont and Washington.
  • Effort begins to force statewide vote on affirmative action policies

    ...- KVI Staff
    The political battle over affirmative action, racial preferences and quotas enters a new phase in Washington. Organizers of Referendum-88 will begin a signature gathering drive to force a statewide vote on I-1000, which was just approved by the Washington Legislature at the end of the session in April. R-88 has until July 27th to submit 130,000 valid signatures from registered Washington voters. I-1000 reverses a voter approved Initiative-200 from 1998.
  • Seattle city employee selling home, moving family out due to homeless mess

    ...- KVI Seattle
    A Seattle Parks Department employee tells KOMO he's selling his family's home and moving them out of the city because of the homeless mess in their Lake City neighborhood. KVI's Kirby Wilbur interviewed the life-long Seattle resident, Bill Harmon, about the frustration that prompted his decision to flee Seattle. "There's multiple things that are leading us to move but this state of the city," Harmon says, "its nothing I wanna bring a kid up in. Ya know what I mean?
  • Sheriff says he won't abide by new 'sanctuary state' law

    ...- KVI Staff
    Spokane County's top law enforcement official, Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, says he won't follow a new law signed by Gov. Jay Inslee that bans local law enforcement from asking about someone’s immigration status unless it’s part of a criminal investigation. The new law is known as a "sanctuary" protection which prevents local law enforcement from complying with federal detainer requests to hold illegal aliens after (a) criminal warrant(s) has been obtained.
  • Compare and Contrast: Seattle City Councilmembers on guns vs. heroin

    ...- KVI Staff
    After a pair of shootings in South Seattle wounded a woman and two children under the age of 10, two Seattle City Council members spoke out about their desire for tougher gun laws. All three victims between the two shootings are expected to recover. KING 5 reports that Seattle city council woman Teresa Mosqueda said the new shootings "underscores the deep need to move forward" on gun violence prevention programs and restrictions on firearms.
  • 570 KVI introduces 'FREE Gas Fridays', starting on May 24th!

    ...- KVI STAFF
    Gas prices got you down? 570 KVI wants to fill your tank up with FREE GAS! Listen every Friday at 7:05am and 4:05pm for the keyword! Then TEXT* the keyword to 51200 for your chance to win a $500 gas card! Head to our contest page for more information about 570 KVI's Free Gas Fridays! *This is a text to win contest. Must be 18 years or older to play. Standard carrier message and data rates may apply. Upon entry you will receive one confirmation message from an automated system.
  • John Carlson reaction to latest KOMO News special on homeless crime problems

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI's John Carlson assess the key moments from yesterday's KOMO News panel forum on the city and region's drug addiction, crime and homeless problems. Click the photo above to hear John Carlson play some of the notable comments from the three guest panel and host Eric Johnson. Included in the forum were a Seattle International District business owner, a retired Seattle police officer and the director of the Public Defender Association for Seattle King County.
  • Watch 'Seattle is Dying' Town Hall

    ...- KOMO News Staff
    KOMO News held a town hall to talk about issues raised by our special, "Seattle is Dying. " Watch the full town hall special: Seattle is Dying Town Hall - May 21, 2019. The event, hosted by KOMO's Eric Johnson and Matt Markovich, included a panel of guests including: Scott Lindsay, attorney and public policy adviser. Lisa Daugaard, director of the Public Defender Association. Todd Wiebke, former Seattle Police officer. I-Miun Liu, small business owner. More on "Seattle is Dying" here.
  • WA school district arms staff to deter campus shootings

    ...- KVI Staff
    "We have someone (armed with a hand gun) in every building", says Toppenish School District Superintendent, John Cerna. "In some buildings we have multiple people... and nobody knows who they are except me. " Cerna spoke to KVI's John Carlson about the policy he is over-seeing after the Toppenish School Board approved a plan to allow administrators and staff--but not union teachers--to voluntarily train and be allowed to carry a concealed fire-arm on campus to deter school shootings.
  • Homeless tents return to Seattle sidewalk one day after sweep

    ...- KVI Staff
    One day after being swept off a Seattle sidewalk near Pioneer Square, homeless tents popped up again at the site that was cleared out following one of two drug ring busts just south of the downtown core. KOMO News reporter Jennifer Sullivan writes, tents returned Friday to a homeless encampment that was cleared by Seattle police one day earlier. People who work on the same Second Avenue South block say it’s a never-ending cycle.
  • Eye on KVI with John Carlson: Has Seattle finally had enough?

    ...- John Carlson
    Here's a little free advice for Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan: When you’re addressing a community meeting of neighbors and local business leaders angry and anxious about the crime linked to drug-addled homelessness in their area, don’t recite crime statistics. It doesn’t work, for three reasons. First, you’re essentially asking people to ignore the reality they see around them every day and trust data that may be technically accurate, but, to them, also irrelevant. People trust what they see.
  • "Ghost bills" prompt vexing questions about Washington Legislature

    ...- KVI Staff
    "Its sneaky", says St. Rep. Jim Walsh (R-Aberdeen), "they know its wrong. "He's referring to the use of "ghost bills" in the Washington Legislative session that just concluded on April 28, 2019. The latest legislative session was controlled by Democrats who hold majorities in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Ghost bills, Walsh says, are "sometimes called 'title only' bills.
  • SUV search shifts to Mitsubishi Montero after Parkland girl hit

    ...- KVI Staff
    Authorities now believe it was a black Mitsubishi Montero SUV that injured a 10-year-old girl in a hit-and-run in Parkland, WA, south of Tacoma. Pierce County Sheriff's detective Ed Troyer tells KVI's John Carlson, "we've narrowed it down to what we think is a 2004-2010 Mitsubishi Montero, black in color". Listen to the full interview with Detective Troyer about the search for this vehicle and the 10-year-old girl's condition after being hit and injured by the driver.
  • 570 KVI Special Guest: Christopher F. Rufo and how the Seattle Trash Map was created

    ...- Christopher F. Rufo, 570 KVI Guest
    *Click the picture above to hear the audio from Kirby Wilbur's Afternoon Show with Christopher F. Rufo* Seattle is getting trashed. Over the past few years, the city has become a dumping ground for millions of pounds of garbage, needles, feces, and biohazardous waste emanating from hundreds of homeless encampments throughout the city.
  • PHOTOS: KVI's Carlson Extravaganza celebrates 25 Years of John Carlson!

    ...- KVI Staff
    SEATTLE, Wash. -- After 25 years of talking into a microphone, it was time to celebrate! On Thursday, May 2nd Talk Radio 570 KVI invited family, friends and listeners of John Carlson to join them at KVI's Carlson Extravaganza at the Snoqualmie Casino Ballroom to recognize John Carlson and celebrate the milestone of reaching 25 years with 570 KVI. The evening was full of surprises and short stories from all of our special guests.
  • Seattle judge throws book at repeat criminal, city attorney asks judge to resign

    ...- Philip Vandervort
    Seattle City Attorney, Pete Holmes, is calling for the resignation of municipal judge Ed McKenna after McKenna imposed an exceptional sentence on a repeat criminal offender, Francisco Calderon. Holmes was joined by public defender Anita Khandelwal in demanding the resignation of Judge McKenna. The letter to McKenna can be read here. According to KOMO News, Calderon, 55, has been convicted more than 70 times. He was in court in January for a sentencing hearing where McKenna presided.
  • Three more stories this week at the heart of the local drug and crime problems

    ...- KVI Staff
    Three stories this week all stem from the spider web of problems connected with the drug and crime problems around the Seattle region. The most devastating crime is a truck theft that turned to murder in Kent, WA and the murder suspect now admits he was high on "narcotics". In Bonney Lake WA, a man opened fire with a gun when he was roused after passing out from a meth high. One man nearby was wounded by the gunfire but is expected to survive.
  • PHOTOS: Homeless camp discovered on protected wetland

    ...- KVI Staff
    Tukwila Police Department reported about this homeless/transient camp on their Facebook page:Today, our Community Police Team (CPT) along with Code Enforcement, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and some local business owners surveyed a problematic transient camp in the 16400 blk of West Valley Hwy just off the Interurban Trail. The camp is not unlike many others scattered throughout cities across the region and state. Except that this one happens to sit on what is protected wetlands.
  • Memorial Fund created for slain Cowlitz County deputy

    ...- KVI Staff
    Donations can be made for the widow and 5-month-old daughter of Cowlitz County deputy, 29-year-old Justin DeRosier, who was murdered in the line of duty on April 13th, 2019 in Kalama, WA. Donations can be made at any US Bank branch.
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